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Intermodal Transportation. O Involves the use of 2 or modes of transportation in moving cargo from origin to destination. O Relies primarily upon the.

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1 Intermodal Transportation

2 O Involves the use of 2 or modes of transportation in moving cargo from origin to destination. O Relies primarily upon the use of containerization O Involves the use of standardized box dimensions, hold down devices, & related items. O Allows the same container to be used by water, rail, & motor carriers. O Combines the advantages & disadvantages of each transportation mode used O Motor freight is the most common mode used

3 Intermodal Transportation

4 Piggyback O Includes the movement of motor carrier trailers on rail flatcars (TOFC) O Typical trailer ranges in length from 28 to 53 feet O Most flatcars can handle up to 2 trailers 40 feet in length O Trailers loaded by driving, crane hoisting, or fork-lift hoisting O And the movement of water carrier containers on flatcars (COFC) O Container come in 2 standard lengths O TEU (20 feet equivalent units) O FEU (40 feet equivalent units) O Typically loaded by crane hoisting O Normally transported on a doublestack car

5 Piggyback

6 O Water containers may be transported by motor freight carriers O May be loaded on a flatbed trailer (up to 2 FEUs) O RoadRailer ® is a new innovation that allows the attachment of special wheel sets O Use of the RoadRailer ® allows containers to be used interchangeably with motor & rail freight x2vhOOB0MoE&feature=related

7 Air Intermodal O Standard, rectangular, 40 foot box not used to aircraft limitations O Rather, special containers used O 20 feet long O Roughly 6 feet wide O Rounded top to accommodate aircraft shape O Hydraulic handling equipment used for loading/unloading

8 Air Intermodal


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